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March 2, 2015
My son approached me today asking me to please explain to him what quantum physics was. The thing was that he was actually serious. He wanted me to clear the matter up for him in say, less than 30 minutes or so. This is not a seven-year-old either. This particular boy is 26. He had been watching something on the history channel that piqued his interest. I did what I could, starting out with Newton and walking him through states of matter, but the main thrust was that no one really understood quantum physics, even those who are paid to.